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Eye of the Hawk - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Eye of the HawkEye of the Hawk

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BA SCORE
83
good

833 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 833
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 14
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2000)
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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%

This is a very decent brew. With the hefty 8% abv that isn’t detectable. The light mouthfeel is a throw off of some of the flavors that shine through. This reminds me of what a candy beer would be. Almost like a medicinal fruit syrup followed by bready malt and slight hoppy finish. Though nothing screams excellence, this brew is still worthy.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of keithmurray
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Appearance - clear copper color with beige head

Smell - molasses, caramel, oak

Taste - molasses, caramel, oak, nuts

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, not much complexity to the flavor

Overall - nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing about it was particularly memorable either. Fans of the style might want to give it a shot

Price Point - $2.25/12 oz bottle

keithmurray, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of 9to
5/5  rDev +37%

Eye of the Hawk boasts an amazing 8.0% ABV, but you wouldn't know that from the taste.

Head-lovers and carbonation-aficionados beware! This is a rich, no-frills ale.

Poured cold, even as sloppy as you can, creates the smallest head with light lacing. (Poured warm, on the other hand, and this one comes alive).

Drank cold, it's malty with a touch of hops. It's rich, sweet, bordering almost on a Baltic porter without molasses and darkness.

It's my favorite beer because it brings no nonsense with its flavor, and it doesn't make you pay with burps and air in your stomach. Highly recommended.

9to, Today at 05:04 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

LakeCreekBev, Nov 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Duffman79, Nov 17, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

kevinmaher, Nov 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

jaswilson2, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ZEB89, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

JSuperman, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Eye of the Hawk pours a red-brown with a big two-finger head which dissipates quickly leaving a thin white cap. Not a whole bunch going on in the flavor department. A quite strong caramel/malt flavor which masks the high ABV quite well. Almost a medicinal malt flavor. Aroma is strongly malt based. Not a well balanced malt flavor but not bad. I first tried it at the 2011 Minnesota Autumn Brew Review. The brewery rep gave my uncle and I a bottle under the table and was quite personable. Left a good impression of Mendicino Brewing for me. I'd drink this again and would be interested in trying some more of their offerings.

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mctizzz, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Sellen, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jgunther71, Oct 05, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -0.3%

dagubna, Sep 28, 2014
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crazymary883, Sep 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 833 ratings.